It is common knowledge that four-year olds are chock full of deep and profound questions. As they get older and older, it gets trickier and trickier to satisfy them with answers. I try my best to provide him with as accurate and truthful answers possible, yet age appropriate.
Here is a dialogue from a recent conversation that occurred on our morning drive to preschool:
Carter: Mommy, how do babies get in your belly?
Me: Well, when God decides that he wants a mommy and a daddy to have a baby, he takes a part of the mommy and a part of the daddy and puts them together to create a baby, and puts that baby into the mommy's belly. The baby starts out very teeny tiny small and then grows big. When its big enough, the baby comes out!
Carter: How does God put it in your belly? Kind of like magic?
Me: Yes, Carter, very much like magic! (wink, wink)
Carter: And then, how does the baby get out?
Me: Well, there are two ways a baby can come out. The first way is that the muscle that holds the baby squeezes the baby out of the mommy and the mommy pushes the baby out of her girl part. Kind of like going #2. The other way, which is how you were born, is the doctor can make a cut on the bottom of the mommy's baby and take the baby out through the cut.
Carter: Wow, I can't wait to tell my friends that mommy's poop their babies out!
Me: Well, kind of, that's one way. But you probably shouldn't talk to your friends about that because that is something their mommies and daddies need to tell them about.
Carter: Mommy, I want you to have another baby. But my choice is that you squeeze the baby out your girl part. I don't want the doctor to cut you, because that hurts! That's my choice.
Me: Mine too, Carter, mine too...
Carter: My friends are not going to BELIEVE this!!!
Me: (Thinking to self - oh great, I can't wait for that call from the teacher...)
Thankfully, no calls from school (or irate parents), yet!